WORLD’S CHEAPEST CAR NOW IN SHOWROOM IN INDIA : TATA NANO
The world cheapest car is now on sale in the Indian market.Tata had started taking orders for the three variant of the Tata Nano and the first car is expected to be delivered in July.Priced at 1 Lakh or 100,000 (RM7171) those who are going to buy a new bike will surely think twice.
The project to build the world cheapest car began in the 2003 under the chairman of Tata motors, Ratan Tata.The main purpose of the project is to change the lifestyle of the low income family where most of them uses motorcycle as their means of transportation.Wit the the introduction of the Tata Nano, most of the low-income family will be able to buy and use a safer 4 wheeled car rather than the risky 2 wheeled bike.
To reduce the cost to a minimum, Tata had to refine the manufacturing process and a lot off innovation and design approaches had been used to achieve the goal.The The car was designed at Italy’s Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering.
Among the method to save the cost includes;
-The Nano’s boot does not open, instead the rear seats can be folded down to access the boot space.
-It has a single windscreen wiper instead of 2
-Some exterior parts of it are glued together, rather than welded
-It has no power steering
-It’s door opening lever is much simpler
As for the engine, the Tata Nano use an aluminium 2-cylinder 33bhp 624cc engine.The gearbox in used is a 4 speed manual transmission which comes as standard in all the variants the Nano Standard, Nano CX and Nano LX.The standard comes only in 3 colour with a folding rear seats while the CX will have air conditioning and heating with fiv colour to choose from.You will also get a two-tone seats, assisted braking, and a parcel shelf. As for the highest specs, the Nano LX you will get.
SPECIFICATION OF THE TATA NANO
Engine: 2 cylinder petrol with Bosch multi-point fuel injection (single injector) all aluminium 33 horsepower 624cc
Fuel Management: Value Motronic engine management platform from Bosch
Valvetrain: 2 valves per cylinder (SOHC) Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Bore × Stroke: 73.5 mm × 73.5 mm
Power: 33 PS (33 hp/24 kW)@5500rpm
Torque: 48 N·m (35 ft·lbf)@2500rpm
Layout: Rear wheel drive
Transmission : 4-speed manual transmission
Steering :Mechanical rack and pinion
0-70Kmh : 14sec
Body and dimensions
Seat belt: 4
Trunk Capacity: 15 L
Front Suspension: McPherson strut with lower A arm
Rear Suspension: Independent coil spring
Tires & Brakes
Front Brake: Disc
Rear Brake: Drum
Front Track: 1,325mm
Rear Track: 1,315mm
Ground Clearance: 180mm